Vale – Scott Wilson

American actor Scott Wilson, known for roles in The Walking Dead and his breakout role in The Ninth Configuration, has passed away.

Mr Wilson landed roles in late-60’s playing accused murderers in In The Heat of The Night and In Cold Blood (both 1967), as crazy skydiver Malcolm Webson in The Gypsy Moths (1969) and as Slim Grissom in 1970’s The Grissom Gang. Wilson would garner a Golden Globe nomination for his performance in William Peter Blatty’s 1980 film The Ninth Configuration, and would appear in astronaut drama The Right Stuff in 1983.

Mr Wilson would appear in two sequels in 1990, The Exorcist III and Young Guns II, would play minor parts in Walter Hill’s Geronimo: An American Legend, the Stallone sci-fi flick Judge Dredd, and in Ridley Scott’s GI Jane, before appearing in Christopher McQuarrie’s crime flick Way of The Gun and as General Marshall in Michael Bay’s Pearl Harbor. Other notable films to his credit include Patty Jenkins’ Monster, opposite Tom Cruise in The Last Samurai, as a doctor in South Korean cult monster hit The Host, and in the Farrelly Brother’s Ben Stiller flick The Heartbreak Kid. His final big-screen role was in last year’s western drama Hostiles.

Scott Wilson also had a recurring role in long-running horror television series The Walking Dead, and had appeared in guest roles on a number of other shows including The X-Files, Law & Order and The OA.

Mr Scott passed away on October 6th, aged 76.

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